Western medicine has taken something beautifully instinctual and natural and has turned it into a profit machine, with the vulnerable mother the star pupil.
I'm not against life saving interventions that I acknowledge are needed at times, but we've taken low risk pregnancy care too far.
Ladies, you deserve to have prenatal care, labor, and birth in whatever way you desire. You do not need permission to follow your instincts. If your provider is bullying you - fire them. They work for you.
I highly recommend any pregnant or soon to be pregnant mom to watch "The Business of Being Born".